COVID has meant many a popular Christmas event has been put on hold this year.

This week, instead of being out covering live festive events, we have been taking a look through our archive for the most colourful and interesting pictures of Christmas processions, carol services and other seasonal treats over the past decade or so.

Scroll through our gallery of pictures above to see more...

Have you been to the Victorian Christmas event at Osborne House in recent years? Or taken part in one of Christmas carnivals or winter processions in Newport or Cowes? Or joined in the singing at Yarmouth's ever-popular Carols in the Square?

Or perhaps you have decorated one of the trees at the annual Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival? Or been part of a school choir group which has sung at a local community event or care home?

If you have got pictures of previous Christmas events you have been to, we would love to see them. Simply click on the box below to tell us more!